Many young children will go through a period of temporary disfluency as they develop more complex language abilities. This course will educate speech-language pathologists on what to look and listen for in order to differentiate between typical developmental disfluencies and disfluencies that warrant closer attention. This course is open captioned.
Course created on April 7, 2016
- After this course, participants will be able to describe common characteristics of developmental disfluencies, language formulation disfluencies, childhood onset stuttering, atypical stuttering and cluttering.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the qualitative and quantitative differences between the various types of disfluencies that assist in making a differential diagnosis.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify factors that put a child at elevated risk for persistent stuttering.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain what a formal fluency assessment entails.
|5-40 Minutes||Common characteristics of 5 main types of disfluencies|
|40-45 Minutes||Blueprint for formal fluency assessment|
|45-55 Minutes||Case studies|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Brooke Leiman, MA, CCC-SLP
Brooke Leiman MA, CCC-SLP is the Director of the Stuttering Clinic at National Speech/Language Therapy Center. In her time with National Speech, she has worked with preschoolers, school-aged children and adults who stutter. In 2014, she was selected to be on ASHA’s Coordinating Committee Project Team, which helped develop the practice portal on Childhood Fluency Disorders. The following year, Brooke was accepted into ASHA's Leadership Development Program, a year-long program for ASHA members dedicated to giving back to the profession through volunteering. In March 2015, Brooke co-facilitated DC's first one day workshop for the organization FRIENDS (The National Association of Young People Who Stutter). Brooke also hosts a blog, The Stuttering Source, that is focused on building awareness and knowledge of stuttering and its treatment.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.
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